Feet on the ground, eyes on the sky.
My Epic Quests
Just Another Day in the Galaxy
The Rise of Skywalker
Matt Skywalker used to lead an ordinary sedentary life. But at the end of the day, he would look to the horizon [now play the Binary Sunset/Force Theme)], wondering if life was more than sitting at the computer and being busy with library directing and high school teaching; yes, even more than writing fan fiction (which he occasionally does on FFN: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/9633321/Matheos86). He would run now and then, but weeks and even months could pass without a single workout. And he always had two attention-needing toddlers (son and daughter) for an excuse.
One day, he received a package from the China system – a Mi Band 2 device – and that precious piece of technology showed him how little he moved and slept and how much he weighed - it was all going in the wrong direction. He decided. He will not become a Jabba during his 30s. He will not jeopardize his health (and looks - Jabba isn't pretty).
When his wife also got the device and began working out every day, he made a decision – he will begin his Jedi training – despite Mace Windu’s scarily disapproving look and Yoda’s grumbling due to his age.
He looks forward to reducing his mass from 205 lbs to 180 lbs, cut his belly, increase sleep, endurance and strength. He is confident it will help him have a clearer mind, better constitution and be more ready to help others, make a difference in the galaxy (or hike to Mordor) and, of course, be a cool fit dad and a handsome husband. (Yeah, he's of the New Jedi Order and says screw the celibacy – it created Vader and ruined the galaxy.)
The best of all, he began to enjoy the process. Living in a beautiful hilly part of Croatia, he enjoys every walk and every run, admiring the beauty of creation. And he's a friendly, non-Porg-eating veggie. Update: Moved to UK temporarily for studying ancient scriptures and theology in the Jedi library of Newbold College/University of Wales TSD.
His current weekly workout cycle:
Sun: long run (10k at minimum)
Mon: strength training* + walking 8000 steps
Tue: active recovery day (walking 8000 steps)
Wed: walking 4000 steps + HIIT/fartlek/hill running + strength training
Thu: active recovery day (walking 8000 steps)
Fri: walking 4000 steps + tempo run + strength training
Sat: 24-hours rest day (from sundown Fri to sundown Sat) + walking 8000 steps after sundown
*Matt's strength training consists mainly of dumbbell and bodyweight workouts.